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Kingston Museum

Wheatfield Way
Kingston upon Thames

Kingston Museum was built in 1904 with contributions from Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish American benefactor. There are two permanent galleries telling the story of Kingston: Ancient Origins and Town of Kings.

The Eadweard Muybridge gallery describes the life and work of this internationally renowned pioneer photographer who was born and died in Kingston. He donated a vast collection of photographs, documents and equipment to the museum. Muybridge conducted radical experiments in the photography of movement, paving the way for moving images and the movies.

The Museum also has a fine collection of Martinware pottery which is often on display. There are temporary exhibitions in the art gallery representing arts, crafts, photography and local history.

A Local History Room is located at Room 46, The North Kingston centre, Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5PE. Tel. 020 8547 6738.

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  • Disabled access
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    Kingston Museum Postcode for SatNav: KT1 2PS


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    +44 (0)2085 476 747

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